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I'm sorry, it's all my fault

yes, I must to admit, i am the guilty one overproducing grains to push them to their lows.

yes, i used the most advanced genetics available

additionally, i used fertilizers to their maxium benefits

i am also guilty of using herbicides to control weeds to let the crops yeild their maxium

 

my only defence is, i wanted to be a good christian, and wanted to see all their children in the world to have full bellys.

 

for years, i've been told that the world population is growing more and more every day, and we must increase our food

production to keep up with the demand.

 

i also followed the advice given to me by the seed, fertilizer and chemical "consultants".

 

i guess the only thing i can say is, i'm sorry.....but i was a good soldier, i produced to the maxium and had low

margins, for more and more of the world could afford to eat....food is a fundmental need of all humans....

after all, jesus feed the mass's with only several loafs of bread.

for years i've been shown pictures of people overseas....little babys, with their bellys swollen, flys on their little

bodies, and we we're told they just needed a few cents per day to save their lives, by providing food.

 

so, i tried to do my part, and produce to the max....nobody wants to see pictures like that.

 

we have bins busting in grain.......wheat is the lowest in years......yet, more and more littlke kids dying from the

lack of food.

 

i just don't know what more i can do, i guess i can put on more fertilizer, even more herbicides, put on more seed...

maybe increase even more production....how much more do i need to produce to make it affordable to those little

kids we see on tv with bloated bellies ???

 

from the look of prices......i may be getting closer to the objective......making the food affordable to those poor

kids with bloated bellies.......free.

 

 

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Veteran Advisor

Re: I'm sorry, it's all my fault

Did you think about those bellys when the price of beans were $18 and corn $8?   

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Veteran Contributor

Re: I'm sorry, it's all my fault

Giolucas, great post!  I thought the same thing.  When prices were up people buy more land, plant more and expect a big financial windfall.   Farmers are not alone...frackers I am sure are continuing to produce with the lasting memory that oil was once at $100/bbl and will once again return to $100. Investment greed over logic and rational understanding usually wins out.  

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Honored Advisor

Re: I'm sorry, it's all my fault

Not sure if folks thought more of the hungry children back then.  But with those prices, it was certainly easier for farmers to make a large donation or two.

Also, with these lower prices, there is NO EXCUSE for food companies not lowering their prices and making food more affordable.

Shame on them for not lowering  food prices.

 

Veteran Advisor

Re: I'm sorry, it's all my fault

My neighbors, who are farmers, run businesses and do not run international charity corporations.  

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Veteran Contributor

Re: I'm sorry, it's all my fault

So what do you run giolucas??? A business or an international charity corporation??

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Veteran Advisor

Re: I'm sorry, it's all my fault

I have both, businesses and a non-profit.
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